It is estimated that one in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime.
It is estimated that one in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime and it is the second leading cause of death among women. The high prevalence of the disease reinforces the critical need for medical research and improved treatment to save lives. Al Jalila Foundation and Brest Friends work together to raise awareness, fund treatment and invest in pioneering research.
The partnership has already yielded positive results with more than AED5 million invested in life-saving treatment to support 34 women and fund 9 breast cancer research studies in the UAE.
In turn, Dr. Raja Easa Al Gurg, Chairperson of the Board of Directors and Member of the Board of Trustees of Al Jalila Foundation, said, "Through our partnership, and with the help of our donors, we have been able to provide quality medical care and support to women with breast cancer. In line with our mission to advance medical research in the region we have funded a number of pioneering projects which are underway and promise to yield positive outcomes that will offer hope and healing to patients in the future."
During the event, Pam Wilby, Complex General Manager, Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort & Spa and the Grosvenor House Dubai, presented a cheque of AED540,000 to support Al Jalila Foundation’s breast cancer programme.
The UAE government is determined to bring down blood cancer fatalities in the country where it is the third leading cause of death, numbering at 4500 new cases each year.
“Mahira Khan came to the Indus Hospital to visit Nida, a cancer patient whose wish was to meet the actress. A huge thank you to Mahira for making Nida’s wish come true,” the tweet read.
Yes, by science, we can overcome the impossible, and education can help overcome difficulties, even if it’s life-threatening, such as cancer.
Key stakeholders in child welfare have strongly recommended a more socially-driven and collaborative approach to create community awareness to ensure child safety.
Hazza Al Mansoori, the first Emirati astronaut who is preparing to take off for the International Space Station (ISS) on Sept.25, said, “This mission is a great responsibility upon me, through which and the other future missions, I will do my best to help enrich science and knowledge with scientific experiments that will be conducted on the ISS in partnership with the competent teams from different countries.”
Dr Abdulaziz Almusallam, Chairman of the Sharjah Institute of Heritage (SIH), revealed details of the 19th edition of the Sharjah International Narrator Forum at a press conference organised by the institute on Tuesday morning in the SIH offices. The forum is expected to commence on Sept.24 at the Sharjah Expo Center and will last for three days.